Mental health charity, Mind, have launched 3 new online training courses to help entrepreneurs and small businesses with their mental health. Faye McGuinness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes (Strategy and Development), shared her thoughts on this new initiative.
“We know that, as a small workplace, people are your most valuable asset. Paying attention to their mental health has never been more important and it’s easier than you think to get started. Mind has worked with the Federation of Small Businesses and with people in smaller workplaces across the UK, to create some free, quick online training to build your staff’s confidence in thinking and talking about mental health.
Accessing help and advice should be straightforward, but our research tells us that only 23% of employees working in small organisations felt comfortable disclosing poor mental health. We hope the Mental Health for Small Workplaces toolkit is a step in the right direction to everyone having access to better mental health. ”
The 3 online courses are :
- Building your awareness
- Looking after yourself
- Supporting each other
Each take about 20 minutes to complete.
Link to Online Toolkit
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